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Immigrant Voters Divided on Immigration, Presidential Picks

By JUDITH JOFFE-BLOCK As the mother of a District 9 candidate in the supervisor’s race, Clara Quezada knows who is getting her vote. But when it comes to the presidential election, the choice is more complicated. Quezada, who came to this country from Guatemala as a child, hoped to vote for the contender who would grant amnesty for all undocumented...

Aspiring Citizens Get a New Test

Though Angela Trujillo has yet to receive a date for her citizenship interview, the legal resident from Colombia is already anxious about the looming test.  At least, the 43-year-old house cleaner said, she’ll be taking the old test instead of a redesigned version that will be given to everyone who applied after October 1st. “Its good for me,” she said...

Crossing Another Frontier, This Time to College

At just 15 years old, Raul’s world seemed on the verge of collapse. His older brother had died of a brain tumor. His friends were getting caught up in trouble. He knew he would too. To survive, he decided to leave that all behind, and the teenager traveled, alone, from Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, to a place where...